- Interbellum Generation
Interbellum Generation is a term (derived from the
Latininter- between and bellum- war) that is sometimes used to denote persons born in the United Statesduring the first decade of the 20th century, often expressed specifically as the years 1901 through 1910. The name comes from the fact that those born during this time were too young to have served in the military during World War I, and were generally too old to serve as enlisted personnel in World War II, although many of them could indeed be found in the armed forces in some capacity during the latter conflict.
Members of this generation came of age either during the
Roaring Twentiesor the initial phase of the Great Depression, prior to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the promulgation of the New Deal. This fact contributed to the core of this generation holding lifelong liberal views in politics, especially on economic issues (many of them joined Communist frontsduring the 1930s), although a few prominent dissenters (such as Barry Goldwater) do stand out. Most of their children belong to the Silent Generation, and the bulk of their grandchildren can be found among Generation Jones.
President of the United Stateswas Lyndon B. Johnson, and the results of the United States presidential election, 1968effectively marked the end of their domination of the American political landscape.
Melt PelsBorn 1901: Oldest living plan maker
Albert Hamilton Gordonborn 1901: Businessman.
Roy Neubergerborn 1903: Financier and a patron of modern art.
Doris Eaton Travisborn 1904: Oldest living Ziegfeld girl.
Emilio Navarroborn 1905: Puerto Rican player in Negro league baseball.
Irving Kahnborn 1905: financial analyst and investor
John Kenleyborn 1906: Theatrical director and producer
Ellen Tarryborn 1906: Writer of young adult literature
Elliot Carterborn 1908: Classical music composer
Albert Roselliniborn 1910: Oldest living governor.
Note: For deceased celebrities born in this era see the article on the
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